Butler County 4-H News

Category: October 2015

Important News and Deadlines

Oct. 24—   Family Fun Day and 4-H Officer Training   1:30 p.m. at Palmyra Baptist Church. Check-in is at 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 30—Club Financial Audits Due

Nov. 7—Achievement Celebration 3:00 p.m.

Nov 11—Office Closed – Veteran’s Day

November 20-22—Kansas Youth Leadership(14-18 years old) and Ks. Adult Volunteer Forum

Nov 23—Annual Fair Board Meeting

Nov 26-27—Office Closed


Parliamentary Basics

Did you know that Parliamentary procedure is an orderly way to conduct a meeting, a fair way to make a group discussion, respects everyone, gives everyone a chance to speak, used in groups everywhere, and majority rules while minorities are protected..

The proper way to make a motion is to say “I move..”. The proper way to second a motion is to say “I second the motion.”

If you want to amend (change) a motion you should say “I move to amend the motion by….”

A motion to adjourn the meeting is done so by stating “I move to adjourn this meeting.” A motion to adjourn needs a second, no discussion needed, and must be voted on right away!

Did you know there are over 30 different types of motions! These are some simple ones and the majority of the ones that you will utilize in your 4-H Club meeting.

Remember, STAND UP when you are speaking and only person speaks at a time!


Basic Shotgun Course

A basic shotgun course has been scheduled for Saturday, November 14,  at Michael Murphy Sporting Clays, 6400 SW Hunter Road. Check in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The class starts at 9:00am, and will end at about 4:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch and drinks. Ice chests will be available for storing them. If you are not currently enrolled in  4-H, your parent will need to complete a participation form before you can participate in the course. This can be done Saturday morning at the range. Your parent must be present to sign the form. If not, you must bring the completed form with you. You cannot participate without the signed form.

Bring your own shotgun, either a 12 ga. or 20 ga. No 410-s. An improved cylinder choke is preferred. If you do not have a suitable shotgun, a limited number of shotguns can be provided. Ammunition is provided. Contact Gene Maggard at 316-742-3746 to let him know if you have your own shotgun and its gauge, or if you have any questions. Signup for this course must be completed by November 11.

Recent State Events

Congratulations to all Butler County 4-H’ers that participated in recent State events such as the Kansas State Fair, Kansas Junior Livestock Show, State Archery Match and State Shotgun Match. Butler County was very well represented at all of these events. I am proud of each and everyone of you.

Results for events can be found at the following location:

1. Kansas State Fair (not including beef,sheep, swine, and meat goats) – https://fairentry.com/Fair/Results/220

2. Kansas State Fair Grand Drive (beef, sheep, swine and meat goats) – http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/fairs/kansas-state-fair/docs/2015_Grand_Drive_Results.pdf

3. State Archery and Shotgun Match Results – http://www.kansas4-h.org/projects/agriculture-and-natural-resources/shooting-sports/match-results.html

4. Kansas Jr. Livestock Show Results – www.kjls.org – scroll down a little ways on the main page.

Leader’s Lounge

October CHECK-UP

____Celebrate the current 4-H year. Begin planning for the club achievement party.

____Hold an Officer Installation activity

____Continue recruiting new members


____4-H Forecaster read and important dates marked on calendar.

____Review highlights from the 4-H Forecaster at your club meeting.


____Project leaders notified of the specific responsibilities.

____Project Leaders conducting project meetings.

____Check club mailbox at the Extension Office.

____Have members think about projects for the new year.

____Check club’s progress toward goals.

____Remind all 4-H’ers to complete 4-H Online enrollment.

____Out of County Request to Join forms due before Online Enrollment Accepted

____Hand out and return VIP Renewal Forms (VIPs must complete the online process and the paper forms)

____Have new volunteers contact the Extension Office to get the VIP Process started


____Officer Training Oct. 24 – Registration is due Oct. 19th.

____4-H Achievement Celebration, Nov. 7


____ Make it a Fun and Rewarding Year!